Saturday, February 23, 2013

miracle hotsprings

February 23, 2013
The weekend turned out better than I could have planned. I had planned for months to take the family sledding in garden valley and then find a hot springs to warm up in after. In searching for a hot springs, an amazing one, Miracle Hot Springs, popped up but in opposite direction of garden valley so I added it to our bucket list. Well on Wednesday I received notice that sledding was cancelled due to lack of snow, so I immediately knew we were going to that hot springs instead for an overnight stay in a dome, which none of us had done before. I booked it on Wednesday, the queen dome(because the king was already booked) and decided to throw in some massages for KG and me. We arrived at 8 Friday night to discover our name had been erased from everything and our dome was taken. However, the staff was completely amazing. They immediately offered up some free ice cream while they got it sorted out and offered a downgrade to a dome without a bed but our entire weekend would be free. Although that worried me for my neck and back, we took it. Then while we were swimming, just before close they informed us that someone hadn't checked into the dome I had wanted in first place(the king dome) and was an upgrade from the one I booked and they had moved us into that one at no additional charge, plus were giving us a free private hot tub room to use with the girls while we got our massages. They also gave us 4 free swimming passes for another visit. Not once did we get annoyed or frustrated. Just rolled with the punches and it all worked out for the better. After 3 hours swimming in amazing water we played rummikub and ate snacks, finally calling it a night at midnight. This morning the girls swam for another 3 hours while KG and I traded off getting an hour massage each. Simply wonderful. We then spent time in Buhl and Glenn's Ferry and before heading home. Perfect!

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